Reports all over newspapers and the Internet are showing that 80% of Britons are deficient in Vitamin D due to a lack of sunlight, which isn’t hard to believe given the rare presence of the sun even during the summer months, and the unpredictability of it gracing us with its presence. The Spectator has actually just published an article focused solely on the importance of Vitamin D, and its plentiful health benefits. Helping you to live longer, keep your bones strong, and reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease and strokes, this definitely gives us all a valid excuse to dig out our deck chair and bathe under the rays when they finally do appear.
However, sunlight is not the only way of enhancing your levels of Vitamin D, since it is also derived from your diet, which is where Aqua Kyoto’s new “Sunshine Vitamin D” menu comes in.
A restaurant specialising in innovative and contemporary Japanese cuisine is already promoting the health benefits of Vitamin D, since Japanese food is naturally rich in this seemingly miracle supplement, but Aqua Kyoto’s Head Chef Paul Greening is showcasing the importance of Vitamin D in a new Sunshine menu. Try dishes such as mackerel and ginger roll, grilled salmon with unagi and Japanese mustard soy or tamago with Japanese knotted sorbet, all accompanied by a ‘sunshine’ cocktail with Apollo 11, elderflower and grapefruit.
So now you can keep your Vitamin D levels healthy while avoiding a nasty sunburn from a day at the beach!